Group Think USA—Cleveland Clinic Removes an Important Study and Issues a Call for Vaccination

Group Think USA—Cleveland Clinic Removes an Important Study and Issues a Call for Vaccination

Back in June, TrialSite reported on an important Cleveland Clinic observational study sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic, evidencing powerful natural immunity among the health care workers subjects of the study. The study found that once the healthcare worker study subjects were infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus, they were not reinfected, even if they remained unvaccinated. This study indicated that one's antibodies are working to protect individuals naturally against reinfection, meaning that a vaccine isn't necessarily required. Conducted with 52,238 employees at the Cleveland Clinic, the study established a positive RT-PCR test equating to COVID-19 infection. Two thousand five hundred seventy-nine of the total in the study were previously infected, while 54% of the group never received a vaccine. None of the 2,759 employees were reinfected. The study authors concluded based on the results that once an individual is infected with the coronavirus, they are unlikely to benefit from vaccination. TrialSite reiterates the study's limitations and hence the importance of not drawing any conclusions from this one study.

Fast forward three months, and the Cleveland Clinic must b...

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